A manufacturing city Gastonia is home to the headquarters of Parkdale Mills, the number one producer of spun yarn in the world. Attractions in the area include The Schiele Museum of Natural History, The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, as well as the U.S. National White Water Center, located on the Catawba River. The White Water Center is a training and recreation facility that specializes in everything from whitewater rafting to mountain biking
Local Newspapers: The Gaston Gazette Courier
Local Sports Teams: The Gaston Grizzlies (CPL baseball)
Local Colleges: State UniversityGaston College
Zip Codes associated with gastonia, north carolina: 28034, 28052, 28054, 28056, 28092
Towns/Cities near gastonia, north carolina : Bessemer City, Dallas, Kings Mountain, Shelby, Ranio, Lowell, Cramerton
Jimmy Ray Long, 59, of 2914 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Mar. 27 with one count of communicating threats. A $500 bond was set.5 charged for copper theft at local substations
Arrested and charged with felony first-degree trespassing: Carl Matthew Wright , David Alexander Wright , Austin James Spurling , Don Tyler Polk, and Shelley Carol Pettigrew . A tip call to police during the theft in December at the substation on Montz Avenue in Lincolnton prompted the initial investigation.Online Course-Taking Evolving Into Viable Option for Special Ed.
As new technologies allow digital lessons to be tailored to various learning styles, a growing number of programs are evolving to enable students with disabilities to take online courses created with their needs in mind. While such options are still not readily available for most students in special education, virtual programs are being seen as a means to fill gaps in special education services in cost-effective ways.Who was arrested? 03/31
The following is a daily report provided by the Gaston County Sheriff, and Gastonia and Gaston County Police departments. A criminal charge does not imply someone is guilty of wrongdoing.NC high school athletic director accused of sex with student
Gaston County police told local media outlets that 34-year-old Brandon Samuel Scott of Gastonia was arrested Monday and charged with taking indecent liberties with a student. It was not clear if he has an attorney to comment on the charge.Fire sparks at Gastonia scrap metal business
A Gastonia scrap metal business caught fire Monday evening. Firefighters say a 3-stories high metal shear, used for shredding metal, was on fire.Woman confronts Peeping Tom at Hooters in Gastonia
Gastonia Police are looking for a Peeping Tom, who they say looked up at a woman in a restaurant restroom stall. The victim, who wanted to be identified only as Rebecca, said she was taking a break from watching games at a Gastonia Hooters Saturday night and headed to the restroom, where she came face to face with the man.Bessemer City High AD accused of sexual contact with student
Brandon Samuel Scott, 34, of 800 S. York St., Gastonia, was arrested on a felony charge Monday of indecent liberties with a student. According to arrest records, Gaston County Police believe the incident happened sometime between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1, 2014.Gaston County Police release names of four officers involved in fatal shooting
Gaston County Police have released the names of four officers involved in the March 16 fatal shooting of a Gaston County man. Police were called to the 130 Wedowee Lane, Gastonia, home of William Poole after a representative of a veterans group hotline told officers that Poole had threatened to hurt himself and others.Trio arrested for February break-in
Deputies responded to the break-in when a friend of the victim pulled into the driveway at 1089 Shoal Road and noticed a suspicious vehicle occupied by one person parked beside the house. At that time, two other males appeared from behind the house, jumped in the vehicle and fled the scene.Who was arrested? 03/30
The following is a daily report provided by the Gaston County Sheriff, and Gastonia and Gaston County Police departments. A criminal charge does not imply someone is guilty of wrongdoing.Legislative roundup: Bumgardner wants to see firecrackers in NC
Anyone who has traveled to South Carolina to buy firecrackers before the Fourth of July might appreciate efforts by a Gaston County lawmaker. Rep. Dana Bumgardner said he wants to make things that go boom legal in the Tar Heel state.Zoe Brockman: poet, columnist, Gastonia treasure
That was the beginning of a column that I wrote many years ago about Zoe K. Brockman when she was society editor of The Gazette, say about 1960. Zoe had left and said that she might be a while before returning to work, but that she would be back.Editorial: Celebrate Easter weekend by just shutting down
Unplug, turn off, tune out - it sounds like the very antithesis of the 1960s, when a young generation sought to "tune in, turn on and drop out" as part of a youth movement seeking its place at the table where an emerging media smorgasbord was just beginning to be put in place for mass consumption. How times have changed.Doctor: You have no excuse to not exercise
Dr. Dustin Letts, a cardiologist at Gastonia's CaroMont Heart, shares a very simple message with his patients each day. Get to walking.Who was arrested? 03/27
The following is a daily report provided by the Gaston County Sheriff, and Gastonia and Gaston County Police departments. A criminal charge does not imply someone is guilty of wrongdoing.Loray Mill on display
It was a celebration of old and new Thursday night as the Gaston Regional Chamber and Loray Mill welcomed N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory to town. More than 400 local business leaders and guests, along with McCrory and N.C. Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz, celebrated the chamber's 102nd anniversary.
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